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Facebook is finally ridding your News Feed of junky clickbait videos

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Spammers now often use cover images for their stories with a fake play button to fool people into tapping on the link. After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed . Lire la suite »

Trump's business advisory councils disband

Mr. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he was ending the White House council on manufacturing and the Strategic and Policy Forum. The chief executives of Merck, Intel and Under Armour were among those who quit the forums following Trump's comments about Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lire la suite »

Korea-US to Begin Talks on Possible FTA Amendment Next Week

Lighthizer and Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyon-chong will open the meeting via videoconference before the start of additional senior-level discussions between USA and Korean officials in Seoul, the statement said. The Trump administration has repeatedly pointed the finger at South Korea's trade surplus with the USA, which amounted to roughly 27 billion US dollars in 2016. Lire la suite »

Trump dissolves jobs council as industry bosses resign

After the Charlottesville violence, Ken Frazier of Merck abandoned the president's manufacturing council and quickly drew the president's Twitter ire. Prime Minister Teresa May, enveloping his seven-month-old presidency in controversy and leaving him increasingly isolated. Prominent business leaders and investors, a pillar of support for the president, likewise expressed their concern over the state of affairs in Washington and Trump's ability to advance their interests. Lire la suite »

Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council -White House

Cohn's decision to remain comes amid mounting speculation that some top officials may be looking for an exit strategy in the wake of growing backlash to Trump's response to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville. Finance-focused political analysts warned after the rumours that there could be a serious loss of investor confidence if Cohn were to depart Trump's administration. Lire la suite »

Steven Smith suggests Usman Khawaja could play against Bangladesh in first Test

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Khawaja passed 50 in all six home Tests against South Africa and Pakistan last Australian summer, but was dropped for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in India. Agar had limited impact with the ball during that series, but has returned to favour and looks set to be the second frontline spinner behind Nathan Lyon, instead of uncapped legspinner Mitchell Swepson. Lire la suite »

US Says Joint South Korea War Games Not on Negotiating Table

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However, chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said there was "no military solution" to North Korea's nuclear threats because of the North's massed artillery targeting the South Korean capital. The U.S. and President Trump have often called on China to do more to rein in its neighbor. The end state, of course, is a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. Lire la suite »

Japan to seek assurance of USA defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence

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Japan is already using a land-based version of the Aegis advanced radar system. Yet this is not the only territorial dispute Japan has, and while not asked directly, Tillerson's commitment to defend Senkaku might also commit the United States to support Japan's claims on islands contested with South Korea and Russian Federation as well. Lire la suite »

New iOS 11 security feature will help iPhone users fight the power

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When you do this, the phone enters an emergency mode that brings up a second screen with the SOS button that, if toggled, alerts your emergency contacts to your location. After enabling the feature, the phone will require a passcode to unlock. Flash Forward creator Rose Eveleth reported , that the police had approached a professor at Michigan State to create a 3D model of a murder victim's fingerprint to access his locked phone. Lire la suite »

Holden To Go Ute Racing With This Beast

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Up to six grid positions are being made available to each of the six homologated models on the proposed 32-car grid. Ross Stone Racing's taken up the job of building the first Colorado SuperUte which will hit the track for testing in the coming weeks. Lire la suite »

Scottsdale schools keeping kids inside to protect eyes during solar eclipse

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Anxious the weather won't cooperate to see the Great American Eclipse next week? And then the total solar eclipse will end. If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you'd be all set. "If it's not a 100 percent eclipse, It's not safe to look at", Dr. Cass explains. Those with computer access can watch the eclipse via real-time NASA videos and livestream at nasa.gov/live. Lire la suite »

Sponsored content: Solar eclipse: Protect your eyes with proper solar filters

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Lunar eclipses are fairly common and are widely experienced by an entire hemisphere at nighttime. That's because in the US, the full-eclipse path goes west to east through the middle of OR and all the way to SC. "Don't look at the sun directly", said Mallory. In Victoria, Ken Mallory will be spending the eclipse at Mount Tolmie Park, one of the region's best lookouts, with his telescope equipped with a filter to watch safely. Lire la suite »

USA insists military ready to counter North Korea

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But he said the campaign of economic and diplomatic pressure against North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs needs to be backed by "strong military consequences if North Korea chooses wrongly". Following their meeting, the USA and Japanese top diplomats and defence chiefs said they had bolstered their countries' alliance during what Mr Mattis described as a "warm and very productive" conversation. Lire la suite »

At least 37 die in jail riot in Venezuela

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Amazonas Governor Liborio Guarulla, an opponent of President Nicolas Maduro , described the episode as a "massacre" caused by an Interior Ministry team that tried to take the prison by force, Efe news reported. Guarulla said the city's morgue had been overwhelmed trying to handle so many bodies. The 37 inmates killed represented almost 40 per cent of the jail's current population, the source said. Lire la suite »

China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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Issues involving North Korea are among the many points of contention between China and the US. Dunford said he discussed the USA approach to the North, which is based on diplomatic and economic pressure. " As long as the threat in North Korea exists we need to maintain a high state of readiness to respond to that threat ", he said. Bannon was quoted as saying there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to ... Lire la suite »

Men's Basketball: Gophers announce non-conference schedule

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The Spartans earned an overall record of 13-5-2 in the 2016 season, and a 4-3-1 Big Ten record was their best finish since 2013. The Boilermakers, despite seeing 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan leave after his sophomore year, are expected to be among those who can challenge clear favorite Michigan State , another of the five teams the Terps will play both home and away. Lire la suite »

U.S. judge orders deportation of Palestinian activist

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In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings, including one that killed two men at a supermarket in Jerusalem. She's not expected to get any time in prison Thursday but has agreed to be deported to Jordan or elsewhere. Drain sentenced her to time served and suspended her bond. She pleaded guilty to falsifying her immigration applications. "For 20 years, she lived here peacefully, honorably and gave more than many USA citizens", said defence lawyer Michael Deutsch, who criticised prosecutors ... Lire la suite »

AGL's Coopers Gap wind project reaches fin close, GE to supply turbines

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Treasurer and acting energy minister Curtis Pitt welcomed AGL Energy's (AGL) announcement of the milestone on the 453MW wind farm, which is set to be the largest in the country. He added: "It is expected construction of the Coopers Gap wind farm will begin later this year and be completed by mid-2019 with AGL naming a joint venture consisting of GE and Catcon as the successful tenderer for the engineering procurement contract". Lire la suite »

Does Grace Mugabe have diplomatic immunity or not? Experts weigh in

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After Mugabe failed to hand herself over to the authorities on Monday, it emerged she was seeking diplomatic immunity and was still in South Africa. The question of immunity is "totally out of our jurisdiction", said Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, a police spokesman. Former star prosecutor, advocate Gerrie Nel, has taken up the case. Lire la suite »

Under Armor CEO steps down from presidential advisory council

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The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions that represent 12.5 million workers, said it was considering pulling its representative on the committee. In his initial remarks on the violence Saturday, Trump did not single out the groups and instead bemoaned violence on "many sides". Lire la suite »

Fox CEO rips Trump, donates $1M to Anti-Defamation League

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Murdoch's letter comes after several CEOs and business leaders pulled out of Trump's business panels in response to his remarks drawing a moral equivalence between white supremacists and left-wing protesters. Earlier this year the Australian-born media mogul was ranked highest in a New York Times list of Trump's top advisers outside the White House, someone the president speaks to "on the phone every week". Lire la suite »